‘Alice’ Co-Stars Linda Lavin And Kip Niven Were Married, But It Ended In A Bitter Divorce 10 Years Later

Date July 2, 2019 11:51

The stars of TV sitcom Alice Linda Lavin And Kip Niven were once happily married. He was a talented actor, while she was a gorgeous singer and actress. They were married for 10 years, but it didn’t work out. So, what actually happened to them?


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Tragic death

Actor Kip Niven died at the age of 73. He was well known for his roles in Magnum Force, Alice, and The Waltons. The news of the actor’s death was confirmed by the Jackson County medical examiner's office in Kansas City, Missouri. The cause of death was not released for the actor.


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Unhappy divorce 10 years later

Linda Lavin and Kip Niven met in Los Angeles after the actress had divorced her first husband, Ron Liebman. The couple got married in 1982 and got divorced a decade later. It was the second marriage for both actors.

A judge granted Linda a divorce from the actor on the grounds of adultery and cruelty. It was also noted by the judge that Kip was an unsupportive and unfaithful spouse.


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The couple had a controversial divorce that wound through New York courts until it was finalized a few years after the actress filed for it. Kip had initially sought a sum of $6 million from the actress, but his request was denied by the judge who stated that he contributed nothing financially to the marriage. However, the actress was ordered to pay only $675,000 to the actor.


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The actress claimed she was constantly criticized about her face and body by the actor. He also belittled her work and undermined her career while humiliating her in public.

How to deal with emotional abuse

Emotional abuse in a relationship is when a partner consistently uses abusive words and bullying behaviors to wear down a person's self-esteem and undermine their mental health.

The first step in dealing with emotional abuse is to acknowledge and be honest about it. Other ways to deal with such abuse is by making your mental health a priority, establish boundaries with the abuser, don’t blame yourself, and build a support network.

‘Alice’ Co-Stars Linda Lavin And Kip Niven Were Married, But It Ended In A Bitter Divorce 10 Years Laterfizkes /

It sometimes happens that relationship just didn’t work out. Linda Lavin And Kip Niven looked really great together when they were married.